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Formed: 1998
From: CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Orange County, CA, based Bleeding Through was formed in 1998 under the name Breakneck, featuring Eighteen Visions' members Brandon Schieppati and Scott Danough. The band made its live debut as supporting act to Throwdown and Adamantium. Things were going well but some of the members wanted to go in a different direction and expand the hardcore sound to metal, so they changed their name to Bleeding Through and began writing new songs.

At the same time guitarist Javier Van Huss left and bassist Chad Tafolla took over his part. Bassist Marc Jackson was incorporated and the band released a 5- song demo. Marc then quit the band, so Bleeding Through recruited Vijay to play bass and added a brand new member- keyboardist Molly Street. Then they went to Doubletime Studios in San Diego to record the full length CD "'Dust to Ashes", which was released in March 2001. It was reckoned as a Cannibal Corpse, At The Gates and Hatebreed crossover and featured 5 new songs and all of the demo re- recorded.

In summer 2001, the band went through yet another lineup change- guitarist Chad left and Brian Leppke joined and Mick from 18 Visions took over the bass. Another album followed, "Portrait of the Goddess", released in 2002. The band then signed with New Jersey-based Trustkill Records.

Bleeding Through's third full length album "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" was released in September 2003 and received great response from fans and media. The following summer, the band was one of the second stage acts on Ozzfest 2004. Later on the same year, Bleeding Through was featured on Headbangers Ball Tour 2004, alongside Himsa, Arch Enemy and Cradle Of Filth.

After going through many member changes and finally finding the sound they wanted to create, the current lineup is: Brandan Schieppati (vocals), Brian Leppke (guitar), Scott Danough (guitar), Derek Youngsma (drums), Ryan Wombacher (bass) and Marta (keyboards).

Latest Bleeding Through News

Below is our complete Bleeding Through news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metallica, System of a Down Rumored For Ozzfest 06

METALLICA and SYSTEM OF A DOWN are strongly rumored to have secured the "headliner" and "special guest" slots at this year's Ozzfest, according to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, citing "industry insiders."

Although no bands have been officially announced for this year's festival, DISTURBED frontman David Draiman revealed during an appearance on the Seattle station 99.9 KISW in January that his band will be appearing on this summer's Ozzfest. Meanwhile, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's booking agent recently told Billboard magazine that Zakk Wylde and Co. have also been confirmed for this year's trek. UNEARTH guitarist Ken Susi told the Alternative Press on Feb. 14 that his band will be one of the rotating headliners on the second stage of Ozzfest 2006, while Jesse Hayes of the Cleveland radio station WMMS 100.7 FM announced last month during his daily "Buzzard Rock Report" segment that BODY COUNT — the heavy metal band fronted by rapper/actor Ice T — will be performing at this year's traveling festival. BLEEDING THROUGH frontman Brandon Schieppati reportedly revealed at the conclusion of the band's performance at Neumo's in Seattle, Washington Sunday night (Feb. 19) that they will be taking part in Ozzfest 2006. Additional offers to play the tour have been extended to AVENGED SEVENFOLD and ATREYU, according to recently published interviews with both artists.

The Ozzfest organizers are expected to announce the official lineup for this year's festival sometime in March.

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Bleeding Through To Play Ozzfest 2006?

Metalunderground.com reader, Anthony Viscusi, writes in to report that on February 17, 2006 while playing The Pound in San Francisco, Bleeding Through frontman Brandan Schieppati announced the Bleeding Through will be slated to play Ozzfest 2006. After Bleeding Through's second encore song, Schieppati reportedly said "We'll see you at Ozzfest," just before leaving the stage.

If you attended that show, we'd love to hear some corroborating stories. At this time, nothing has been officially confirmed however.

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MTV2 Headbangers Ball: The Revenge Details

MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.

On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.

In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.


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Bleeding Through Charts Well With "The Truth"

Bleeding Through has attained good positions on several charts with "The Truth" in its first week of sales. Here are their positions:

#48 on Billboard "Top 200" chart
#1 Independent Release!
#1 Charting New Release!
#153 on "Top 200" Chart in the UK!
#6 on "Rock" Chart in the UK!
#83 on Billboard "Top 200" Chart in Canada!
#10 on "Hard Music" Chart in Canada!

You can see the band interviewed on air, give away an autographed guitar, and premiere their brand new video on Headbangers Ball (M2) this Saturday (Jan. 21) at 10:00 PM EST. You can also watch the video for "Kill To Believe" on Trustkill's site.

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Bleeding Through's New Video Posted Online

Roadrunner Records have made the video for the first single off BLEEDING THROUGH's latest release "The Truth, 'Kill to Believe', is available for streaming at the following locations:


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Bleeding Through's New Album Streaming Online Now

Bleeding Through's new album "The Truth" is now available for streaming in its entirety on AOL Music. The album is on course for a January 10th release date through Trustkill.

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Bleeding Through To Tour In Germany

Bleeding Through have booked a few German dates with Deadlock, here's the schedule:
January 27th Berlin, GER - Kato
January 28th Bochum, GER - Matrix
January 29th Trier, GER - Exhaus (Feat. Age Of Ruin, Since The Day)
The band are set to release their new album "The Truth" through Trustkill on January 10th

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Bleeding Through, Every Time I Die Tour Dates

Dates have been solidified for Bleeding Through's headlining tour with Every Time I Die, Between The Buried And Me, and Haste The Day tour. Here are the tour dates:

2/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Avalon
2/16 San Francisco, CA @ Pound SF
2/17 San Francisco, CA @ Pound SF
2/18 Portland, OR @ Loveland
2/19 Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
2/21 Boise, ID @ The Venue
2/22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
2/23 Denver, CO @ Cervantes
2/24 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
2/25 Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
2/26 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
2/28 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
3/1 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
3/2 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
3/3 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom-
3/4 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
3/5 Toronto, CA @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
3/6 Montreal, CA @ Club Soda
3/8 Latham, NY @ Saratoga Winners
3/9 New York City, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/10 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
3/11 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
3/12 Philadelphia, PA @ the TLA
3/14 Washington, DC @ Nation
3/15 Norfolk, VA @ Norva Theatre
3/16 Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
3/17 Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
3/18 Nashville, TN @ Rocket Town
3/23 Tampa, FL @ Masquerade, Tampa
3/24 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/25 Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/26 Houston, TX @ Meridian
3/27 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/28 El Paso, TX @ Zone Nightclub
3/30 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
3/31 San Diego, CA @ Soma
4/1 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

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New Bleeding Through Album Info, MP3

More details have emerged regarding Bleeding Through's upcoming album, "The Truth." Recorded and produced earlier this year by Rob Caggiano, the effort was mastered at The Cutting Room in Sweden and features artwork/design by Asterik Studio. Interestingly, Ben Falgoust (of Soilent Green) contributed guest vocals on the album. The track "Kill To Believe," is available for download here. The record will hit stores on January 10th via Trustkill Records.

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Bleeding Through Choose Single, Announce UK Dates

Bleeding Through have chosen "Kill To Believe" as the first single from their upcoming album, The Truth (in stores Jan. 10th). They will be shooting the video for it at the end of the month. Also, the band has lined up a string of UK dates.

January 20th London, UK - Islington Academy
January 21st Birmingham, UK - Academy
January 22nd Manchester, UK - Academy 3
January 23rd Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
January 24th Newport, UK - TJ's
January 25th Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
January 26th Oxford, UK - Zodiac

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Bleeding Through The Truth Finalized Tracklisting

Bleeding Through have now finalized the track listing for their upcoming new album "The Truth", here's how it looks:
01 - "For Love And Failing"
02 - "Confession"
03 - "Love In Slow Motion"
04 - "The Painkiller"
05 - "Kill To Believe"
06 - "Dearly Demented"
07 - "Line In The Sand"
08 - "She's Gone"
09 - "Tragedy Of Empty Streets"
10 - "Return To Sender"
11 - "Hollywood Prison"
12 - "The Truth"
The album is set for a January 10th release date through Trustkill.

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Bleeding Through Release DVD, In-Store Apperance

Bleeding Through's DVD, "Wolves Among Sheep", will be released tomorrow, November 15th. "Wolves Among Sheep" is 5 hours long, includes live sets, unreleased songs, and unknown facts about the band. A $2 coupon will be given to people who buy the DVD at FYE or Best Buy towards the band's upcoming album, "The Truth", which will be in stores January 10th.

Bleeding Through will be doing an in store apperance in Costa Mesa, California at Tower Records on November 15th, the day "Wolves Among Sheep" comes out.

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New Bleeding Through Album Tracklisting Revealed

Bleeding Through have announced the tracklist for their January album 'The Truth'.

The follow-up to the group's breakthrough album, "This Is Love.This Is Murderous", was produced by Rob Caggiano (Cradle of Filth, Dry Kill Logic).

In a recent interview with MeinlCymbals.com, Bleeding Through drummer Derek Youngsma spoke about the recording process for "The Truth" and the band's choice of producers for their latest effort.

"We went with [Rob] because we were really impressed with stuff he had done in the past," Derek said. "We're going for the big heavy sound on this record and we know he can make the mix. He also came in as an outside listener and gave us an honest opinion on the songs. When you write something and play it so many times, you begin to start to ignore little things, because you're so used to them. So he came in with fresh ears and heard these finished songs for the first time. He noticed little things that will make a big difference. For example he'd say, 'That chorus is great, your going to want it again later in the song,' and it makes perfect sense, as the part he was speaking of is catchy and listeners will have it stuck in their head after hearing it. As far as drums go, we just went for a really good natural sound (no triggers). So we spent a lot of time on drum sounds. We'd try different snare drums, different dampening and tuning on the toms and kicks, different microphones, placing of the microphones, etc. He also pushed me to play my ass off in the studio. I'd do a take of a song and he'd say, 'That was great now do it again.' Again and again and again."

"The Truth" track listing: More...

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Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag

The Black Dahlia Murder, Zao, Bleeding Through, Most Precious Blood, Remembering Never, Drowningman, The AKAs and more are among the new artists set to appear on the upcoming Reignition Records reissue of "Black On Black: A Tribute To Black Flag". A release date has yet to be announced.

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Bleeding Through Change DVD Title

Bleeding Through have changed the title of their upcoming DVD release to "Wolves Among Sheep". The outing will see a November 01st release date via Trustkill.

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Watch Bleeding Through's New Video Online

Bleeding Through are out with the video to their new single 'Love Lost In A Hale Of Gunfire'. You can watch it online at Myspace.com.

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Bleeding Through Working On Career & DVD

BLEEDING THROUGH's breakthrough album, "This Is Love…This Is Murderous", has surpassed over 100,000 albums scanned. The hard-touring Orange County, CA sextet learned the good news while in the midst of headlining the second annual Strhess Tour. The tour, sponsored by famed artist Derek Hess, features BLEEDING THROUGH with support from ZAO, DARKEST HOUR, MISERY SIGNALS and FIGHT PARIS. Even in the midst of all these big ticket outdoor summer tours, BLEEDING THROUGH has drawn sold out and capacity crowds every night. Since the release of "This Is Love…This Is Murderous" in late 2003, BLEEDING THROUGH have been on the road with no longer than two weeks off at a time. Stints with A.F.I., two headlining tours, co-headlining the "MTV Headbanger's Ball" tour with CRADLE OF FILTH and Ozzfest, as well as tours of Europe, Japan and Australia, have cemented the band's place at the top of the hardcore and metal groups of today.

"This Is Love…This Is Murderous" marked the band's debut for Trustkill Records and also was the first album with BLEEDING THROUGH as a full-time endeavor. The album also debuted a more melodic and fuller element to the band's European metal-influenced brand of hardcore.

Following Strhess, BLEEDING THROUGH and ZAO will join the Vans Warped Tour for its final two weeks through the East Coast. After that, BLEEDING THROUGH will complete work on their follow-up to "This Is Love…This Is Murderous" with producer Rob Caggiano (CRADLE OF FILTH) for a January 10, 2006 release. The group are also working on a career-spanning DVD that will feature new interviews, behind-the-scenes and backstage tour footage, two full live sets, and live versions of three new songs from "The Truth" for a fall release.

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Terror Touring Plans

Terror are currently in Europe on tour. The band will return to the U.S. next week, then join the Sounds Of The Underground tour for two weeks on July 15th. August plans include performing at Hellfest and filming a new video, the details of which have yet to be announced. In September Terror will tour Japan for ten days before hooking up with Converge for a two-week Canadian tour. Immediately following that trek, the band will tour briefly in mid-October with Donnybrook. Finally, Terror will then hit the road for a five week, full U.S. tour with Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, and Bleeding Through. Meanwhile, in December the group will finish writing their next album for Trustkill Records, which will be recorded this winter.

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.

It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...

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Bleeding Through Begin Recording "The Truth"

Bleeding Through have entered the studio to begin work on "The Truth," this year's much-buzzed about follow-up to the band's breakthrough album, "This is Love, This is Murderous," which was issued by Trustkill in 2003.

"It's going to be a brutal, pissed off record that will be much more blunt and direct in its lyrics, sound, and presentation," explained singer Brandan Schieppati. Bleeding Through spent all of January at home in Orange County working on material, pausing for their first headlining tour of Europe in February, before resuming work for the entire month of March and into early April. "The music is a bit more simplified, the songs are somewhat shorter, and it's all much more to the point," Schieppati added.

New tracks include: "Love In Slow Motion," "Tragedy Of Empty Streets," "Hollywood Prison," "A Line In The Sand," and "The Truth." Fans who caught the band's performance at this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival were treated to some new material; there will be more at this weekend's Bamboozle Festival in New Jersey.

The band chose producer Rob Caggiano (Cradle Of Filth) to help them execute their vision. Work began in earnest this week at Los Angeles' Cherokee Studios (Guns N' Roses, David Bowie, Michael Jackson's Thriller) and will continue at various studios throughout Southern California until the end of May.

Bleeding Through will tour Japan and Australia for the first time in June, venturing back to the UK for a week of shows with Zao and stopping over for appearances at both the Fury (France) and Pressure (Germany) festivals.

The following month sees the start of this year's Strhess Tour, which will be headlined by Bleeding Through, with support coming from Darkest Hour, Zao, Misery Signals and Fight Paris. After that the band can be seen in the South and East Coast during their two-week stint on the Warped Tour. The Truth is scheduled for release this fall through Trustkill.

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